A Donegal native has been elected to Seanad Eireann.

Termon native, Robbie Gallagher was elected to the Seanad's Labour Panel this afternoon.

The former garda and current member of Monaghan Co. Council now joins two other Donegal men, Padraig MacLochlainn and Brian Ó Domhnaill, who were elected to the Seanad;s, Industrial and Commercial and Agricultural Panels respectively.

However Senator Gallagher's fellow Fianna Fáil candidate Niall Blaney failed to secure a seat on the Seanad's Industrial and Commercial Panel.

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